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Malicious Software Removal Tool now cleans Cycobot infections

You may have noticed Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool in your list of available Windows Updates. Heck, you may even have seen it in your Add/Remove Programs and wondered where it came from. The MSRT can actually be quite useful, and it's a fast, simple way to remove a number of common malware infections. In an update pushed yesterday, Microsoft added Cycobot to the list of malware t...

VLC for iPhone and iPad get pulled from the App Store

If you happened to head to the App Store this morning to search for, say, a new media player with support for a number of video formats, you may have noticed something: VLC is no longer available. A quick search returns several remote apps, but the recently-released player itself is nowhere to be found -- the VLC app has, in fact, been removed from the App Store. Ultimately, it appears as thoug...

BleachBit privacy app gets a big upgrade, offers nice alternative to CCleaner

BleachBit -- the open source system clean-up utility for Windows and Linux -- has added several new features to its latest version that make it an even better tool for removing unneeded files files from your computer. Support for Google Chrome and Chromium has been greatly improved: BleachBit can now remove everything from DNS prefetch data, to autofill history and DOM storage. Support for HTML5 ...

Malwarebytes 1.5 detects and cleans more malware faster than ever

Malwarebytes is one of the most trusted and effective tools for removing all kinds of malicious software. Over at the Malwarebytes forums, there's big news today: MBAM 1.5 has been released, and it's faster, smarter, and better than ever. Startup time has been trimmed to just a few seconds and scanning speed improved by as much as 500%. There's also a host of new detection algorithms which allow ...

Uproot bothersome infections with NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

NoVirusThanks has offered an excellent Web-based malware scanning tool for quite some time. They've also had a desktop uploader you can use to submit files for analysis. Somewhat more recently, they added another tool to their offerings: the NoVirusThanks Malware Remover. It's a desktop program which is designed to find and remove all kinds of nasties like rogue antivirus apps, spyware, adware...

Clean XP Antivirus and other fake alert infections with McAfee Stinger

Malware infections are the most common problems I see on my workbench. While there are plenty of different kinds, fake alerts and rogue antivirus programs seem to be the most widespread. They end up on my customers' systems with many different names -- Antivirus XP, Personal Antivirus, Spyware Protect, XP Antivirus -- and they're all major annoyances. If you've fallen victim to one of these na...

Google suggest proves that a lot of people want Norton, McAffee, and AVG off their PCs

Google suggest - sometimes it's helpful, sometimes it's way off the mark. For the guys at Sophos, it's a source of mild amusement. Why? Well, take a look at the YouTube clip they generously shared with the world. Among the top suggestions when you type "remove" in for the first word of your query? Apart from annoying pests like Antivirus 360 and Antivirus 2009 (both fake antivirus malware) you...

Easily and completely remove the Microsoft XPS doc writer

I do my best to minimize confusion and headaches for my retail customers. One thing that never fails to confuse and annoy is the Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Most of them have no idea what it is or how it got added to their list of printers. To avoid phone calls from people saying things like "I thought you sold me an HP," I usually just click the icon, press delete, and go about my business. ...

Anti-Malware Toolkit updated, supports loads of new apps

Lunarsoft, producers of Anti-Malware Toolkit, have been hard at work since I mentioned it on Downloadsquad back in August. The handy updater now supports 37 different downloads in five categories, including: Spyware: Spyware Blaster, CCleaner, RogueRemover, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Hijack This Definitions: Avast, Avira, Spybot, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware Utilities: Dia...

5 Windows tools to remove damaged antivirus programs

One frustrating problem I have to fight with on customer computers is damaged antivirus and internet security program installs. Much of the time there's no simple way to get rid of them once something has gone wrong, and they can cause all kinds of headaches. Fortunately, some of the companies are good enough to provide uninstall tools to help us out. McAfee: MCPR While I was putting this post t...

Anti-Malware Toolkit Keeps Your Aresenal Up-To-Date

For those of you charged with the unenviable task of malware removal and defense, keeping your toolbox current can be a lot of work. Lunarsoft's Anti-Malware Toolkit simplifies the process by providing an easy way to handle downloading. The Toolkit is really just a downloader which fetches the current versions of programs like Super Antispyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, HijackThis, Spybot, Aut...

Lesser Known Weapons To Trick Out Your Malware Arsenal

Everybody knows the big names in the battle against malware - Adaware, Spybot, HijackThis. Today we're going indie, focusing on lesser known ways to avoid and remove all that bothersome software that your "friend" crapped up your rig with! First things first. Try not to get infected in the first place. It's common sense that if you can keep malware from getting its nasty little claws on your OS y...

How to get your content removed from Google

Have you ever wondered how you can get your content wiped out of the Google directory, as some newspapers have been vying to do recently? Google has a plan for webmasters. The Google Webmaster Blog outlines a few methods that site owners can use in order to ensure their content is not indexed by the search engine. This can include a simple robots.txt file that either blocks Google completely or bl...